Violence Against Men

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Submitted By hvb2011
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HayLee V. Beard
April 10, 2012
English 1020
Spring Atkinson
Domestic Violence Against Men Ignored While growing up we constantly heard “a man never hits a woman.” This moral value was drilled into our heads so it would remain in adulthood. However, violence against women is still a large problem in our society today. If a value so efficiently taught still poses as an issue, the unlearned values must rate even higher. One of these being violence against men. Males have always been portrayed as the strong, dominant ones while women have been week, fragile figures. This assumption has caused the world to ignore male victims, making violence against men one of the biggest problems. Denis Campbell, a designated reporter for the online newspaper “The Observer,” wrote that forty percent of domestic violence victims are male, or about two in five of all victims. It will continue to grow as long as we let it. I consider myself as a feminist. That is why domestic violence was my top research subject. I was under the impression that the only victims were women and men were just simply evil. However, when digging deeper into research I realized that violence against men is dangerously ignored and how the affects are the same. I now feel the need to report this and bring awareness. Starting on the journey of this new topic, I had many unanswered questions. How could a hefty, tall, strong man be victimized by a small, petite woman? The answer relates back to the lesson of “a man never hits a woman.” Yes, most men are capable of overpowering their companion; however, every gentleman knows never to hit a woman. Even if it means taking the abuse. This value also provides women with the upper hand. They can abuse and dictate without rebellion or a fight. Violence against men also branches out farther than just physical. A woman can just as easily use verbal attack and…...

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